Index to U.S. congressional material, some full text.
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Simultaneously search research databases plus the Five Colleges Libraries Catalog to find full-text articles, books and more.
FBIS: Federal Broadcast Information Service (1974-1996)
News in translation (by the CIA) from radio, television, and newspapers around the world.
LEXIS-NEXIS Academic Universe (date coverage varies)
Full-text federal and state laws, international legal materials, and law reviews. Also newspapers and business information.
PAIS Index (1972 to present)
Coverage of articles, selected books, government documents, research reports, etc., from a wide range of social sciences.
Political Science Database (ProQuest) (1985 to present)
Full-text articles from leading political science and international relations journals.
Federal and state laws, law reviews, legal encyclopedias and dictionaries. Also newspapers and the European Union Library.
Worldwide Political Science Abstracts (1975 to present)
Covers international journals in political science and its complementary fields.
The Foreign Relations of the United States (FRUS) series presents the official documentary historical record of major U.S. foreign policy decisions and significant diplomatic activity. The series is produced by the State Department's Office of the Historian and printed volumes are available from the Government Printing Office.
ICPSR: Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research
World's largest archive of computerized social science data, provides abstracts and data.
I include the ICPSR social science data archive here because of several interesting datasets on war, political conflict, and international relations. In addition to provideing downloadable datasets, the database has a bibliography of related literature that includes papers that have analyzed the data! For an example, see the "Correlates of War" series.
U.S. Congressional Serial Set (1817-1976)
Reports, documents and journals of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. Preceded by American State Papers.
UC Berkeley's Government research guide for foreign government information
United Nations Library
This is the main catalog search for books and official documents.
United States. Department of State.
Executive Agecies and Departments
The Department of State is the lead U.S. foreign affairs agency. The Secretary of State is the President's principal adviser on foreign policy and the person chiefly responsible for U.S. representation abroad. However, there are numerous other federal agencies which perform a vital role in the shaping of United States foreign policy.